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THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER

EPIPHANY

EPIPHANY

Study Notes for the Christian Layperson

Study Notes for the Christian Layperson

by: Rev. Travis Loeslie

by: Rev. Travis Loeslie

John 2:1-11 esv

John 2:1-11 esv

Author and Date: The Holy Spirit inspired St. John to pen his Gospel. Traditional dating of John is around 90 AD. John’s Gospel was written with the end “that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).

• The thirsty guests finished off the wine. Surely the bridegroom must have started to get nervous. The wedding party was just getting going and the wine was out! These were no teetotalers, neither were they a bunch of drunks. They were rejoicing in the event of a wedding.

Author and Date: The Holy Spirit inspired St. John to pen his Gospel. Traditional dating of John is around 90 AD. John’s Gospel was written with the end “that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).

• The thirsty guests finished off the wine. Surely the bridegroom must have started to get nervous. The wedding party was just getting going and the wine was out! These were no teetotalers, neither were they a bunch of drunks. They were rejoicing in the event of a wedding.

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.

• Mary takes the problem of the lack of wine on herself. She goes to Jesus. Jesus’ phrase, “Woman, what does this have to do with me?” sounds harsh, but it is to say something greater. It’s not yet Jesus’ “hour.” His time is not yet.

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On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.

• Mary takes the problem of the lack of wine on herself. She goes to Jesus. Jesus’ phrase, “Woman, what does this have to do with me?” sounds harsh, but it is to say something greater. It’s not yet Jesus’ “hour.” His time is not yet.

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• This account begins with Jesus, as He attends a wedding at Cana. In Jewish custom, wedding feasts usually lasted a week. Mary was with Jesus, and the disciples were with Jesus as well. • Jesus is early in His ministry. By attending this wedding, Jesus dignifies the wedding as a God-pleasing event. The couple must have been delighted to have such a guest. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

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• Jesus’ hour will come when He goes the way of the cross (John 3:14; 8:28; 12:32). There He will answer for the sins of the world. That hour will bring in the salvation of the world. That hour is not yet. Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 6

• This account begins with Jesus, as He attends a wedding at Cana. In Jewish custom, wedding feasts usually lasted a week. Mary was with Jesus, and the disciples were with Jesus as well. • Jesus is early in His ministry. By attending this wedding, Jesus dignifies the wedding as a God-pleasing event. The couple must have been delighted to have such a guest. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the serva